Filed under: Press Releases 2013

Monster wake-up meeting for local communities

NEPPC is holding a major public meeting in the Knightsbrook hotel in Trim next Tuesday 5th November, in a bid to re-awaken the public to the impending planning application by EirGrid to erect hundreds of giant electricity pylons and overhead lines across Meath, Cavan and Monaghan.

Continue October 27, 2013

EirGrid undergrounding study proposal* a farce

NEPPC has recently received an outline ‘goodwill’ proposal for an undergrounding study from EirGrid via Councillor John Farrelly. NEPPC is very clear in its views of this proposal:

Continue October 7, 2013

Monster Wake-Up Meeting Nov 5, 2013


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October 6, 2013

U-turn by Chairman on support for NEPPC position

NEPPC wishes to put on record its surprise and disappointment at recent statements made by the Chairman of Meath County Council, Mr John V Farrelly regarding the renewed plans by EirGrid to string over 400 pylons across the North-East, ignoring the huge community opposition to its plans and refusing to examine the feasible, affordable and acceptable alternative of using underground cable technology.

Continue September 23, 2013

Landowners’ fury at latest Eirgrid Meath-Tyrone 400 kV overhead power line proposals

NEPPC held a landowners meeting in Knightsbrook, Trim on Wednesday 31st July, following the recent publication by EirGrid of its ‘Preferred Project Solution’ Report and the sending out to landowners of detailed maps with pylon locations and access routes.

The meeting was well attended by landowners from Meath, Cavan and Monaghan. The tone of the meeting was one of anger and frustration with Eirgrid and the Government, but also a tone of solidarity and resilience in refusing to allow the proposed giant pylons ever being constructed on their land under any circumstances.

Continue August 2, 2013

NEPPC launches attack on EirGrid’s sponsorship of the Hay festival

It is with shock and disappointment … that NEPPC observed the seeking and acceptance of sponsorship from EirGrid by the Kells Chamber of Commerce for the recent Hay festival.

Continue July 4, 2013

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